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Complementary Tips to Support Post-Oral Surgery Pain Relief and Recovery

Posted on 12/15/2023 by Weo Admin
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To promote pain reduction and speed up your recovery, consider these complimentary ideas. Also, any specific advice from your dental professional or oral surgeon will assist in recovery.


Keep your planned additional appointments with your oral surgeon or dentist to discuss any problems and track the healing process. Talk openly about any chronic pain or strange symptoms you may encounter during your healing with your healthcare practitioner.

Alcohol and Smoking

While you are recuperating, refrain from smoking or drinking. These habits may impede your recovery and increase the likelihood of issues like illnesses or delayed wound healing.


Allow ample time for relaxation and avoid physically demanding activities that could impede the healing process. Limit your level of exercise and avoid anything that can increase blood pressure and induce bleeding at the site of the surgery, particularly during the initial couple of days following the surgical procedure.

Oral Health

Keep the area around the surgical site clean and adhere to the particular recommendations for dental hygiene that your oral surgeon or dentist has given you. To stop an infection and encourage healing, lightly rinse your mouth with salt water or a mouthwash. Please take great care when cleaning your teeth so as not to irritate the surgery site.

Sufficient Hydration

Maintain a diet of soft foods that are simple to chew and assimilate as possible. Steer clear of anything tough, crunchy, or sticky that can aggravate the surgery site.

Utilizing a Cold Compress

After surgery, apply an icy compress to the exterior of your cheek. Cold therapy relieves pain, numbs the affected area, and decreases inflammation. Apply an icy pack covered with a cloth for up to twenty-minute intervals.

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You can encourage efficient pain treatment and a more seamless recovery by carefully sticking to the postoperative care recommendations suggested by your oral medical professional and implementing these complementary tips. Call us today for questions or to schedule an appointment with us.

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